Concentrate on employment generation for youths – CM

Bhopal, July 8, 2011 (Muslim Saleem):   The Chief Minister Mr. Shviraj Singh Chouhan has given instructions to pay special attention to employment generation for the youths and effective implementation of welfare schemes in the districts surrounding the borders of Naxalite-hit states. He asked the Home Department to chalk out a comprehensive scheme enlisting the cooperation of development departments. He was addressing a meeting of senior officers at Mantralaya here today. Mr. Chouhan gave instructions to sanction special pay to the police personnel posted in the difficult areas and consider their choice of postings.

Minister of State for Home Mr. Narayan Singh Kushwah, acting Chief Secretary Mr. O.P. Rawat and Director General of Police Mr. S. K. Raut were present.  The Chief Minister asked the officers to provide all requisite resources to the security forces deployed in these areas. He asked them to submit a proposal regarding requirements of Home Department. Mr. Chouhan asked concerning officers to ensure implementation of people- centric schemes while strengthening their vigilance systems. He stressed the need for adopting an integrated approach by all concerning departments.

Acting Chief Secretary Mr. O.P. Rawat said that the rural masses should be informed in their local dialects using the forum of Gram Sabha. It was informed that the Centre has sanctioned a Rs. 440 crore – integrated development action plan for difficulties areas. A Special Cell has been set up by the State Planning Commission for implementation of the action plan. Those attended the meeting included Principal Secretary Home Mr. Ashok Das, Principal Secretary Finance Mr. G. P. Singhal, Principal Secretary Rural Development Mrs. Aruna Sharma, Member Secretary Planning Commission Mr. K. Surersh, secretary to C.M. Mr. Hariranjan Rao, and Officer on Special Duty Mr. Sarabjit Singh, Additional Director General Intelligence Mr. R. K. Shukla.